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After extremists’ arrests in Idaho, LGBTQ Texans and Pride organizers balance safety with desire to celebrate their identities

After extremists’ arrests in Idaho, LGBTQ Texans and Pride organizers balance safety with desire to celebrate their identities

Some LGBTQ Texans are trying to navigate plans to commemorate the catalyst of their civil rights movement with concerns about safety after 31 members of a Texas-based hate group were charged with conspiracy to riot at a Pride event in Idaho. by Jaden Edison, The Texas Tribune When 31 members of a Texas-based white supremacist

Texas schools rethink gender-based dress code policies after discrimination claims raise new legal issues

Recent high-profile incidents and lawsuits have led some districts to make their dress code policies more gender- and race-neutral. By Allyson Waller, The Texas Tribune “Texas schools rethink gender-based dress code policies after discrimination claims raise new legal issues” was first published by The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan media organization that informs Texans —

How Texas Republicans moved beyond a bathroom bill to successfully ban transgender athletes from school sports

In 2017, conservative lawmakers failed to pass legislation targeting transgender Texans. Things were different this year. By Allyson Waller, The Texas Tribune For state Rep. Celia Israel, the priority issues for the Legislature this year seemed quite obvious as the legislative session got underway in January. She expected lawmakers to grapple over the state’s response

State agency removed online resources for LGBTQ youth after complaints from a Republican challenging Gov. Greg Abbott, emails show

Democratic state senators want the webpage reinstated. The resources were removed after Don Huffines, a Republican gubernatorial candidate, criticized their inclusion on a state website. By Allyson Waller, The Texas Tribune Texas’ child welfare agency removed a webpage that offered resources to LGBTQ youth following complaints by one of Republican Gov. Greg Abbott’s GOP primary

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